In '96 SunPlow was formed by then solo artist Marc-Andre Sauvageau. In '99 a demo found its way to fat dog productions. Sauvageau was urged by fat dog to recruit musicians to perform with him. With the help of fat dog and Adam Varga (guitarist),Sauvageau recorded a three song demo with the main purpose of acquiring a "Factor" grant. With odds of 0.05%, Sunplow recieved the grant. Early 2000, Varga left the band. Soon after, Richard Bent (a long time friend of Sauvageau), Phil and John-Marc Desmarais, became SunPlow's new configuration... and just in time for the recording of SunPlow's first full length album.